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British Chess Champs, Torquay 2019: Junior Bursaries

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DEVON COUNTY CHESS ASSOCIATION

British Chess Championships, Torquay 2019: Junior Bursaries

The annual British Chess Championships are returning to Devon for the first time since 2013  and will be staged at the English Riviera Centre in Torquay between 26th July and 4th August. There is a full range of Junior Championships which will be staged at different points during the Congress. The detailed schedule is as follows:

A plug for Jessica Prescott

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A book for young people who want to play chess

My First Chess Book: 35 easy and fun chess-based activities for children aged 7 years +

Most players attending our events have got the hang of playing chess.  But there's quite a gap between knowing the rules and knowing how to play.  It isn't always easy to know how to get across this gap, and this is where Jessica's book comes in.

A plug for Solitaire Chess

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Quite a lot of getting better at chess is just noticing what is going on -- which pieces can be taken? Can the capturing piece be taken after that?

There's a nifty game called Solitaire Chess by Thinkfun which is fun in itself and also helps you practise just this and other chess skills -- like trying things out in a different order.

You can get it as a board game or an app for Android, iPhone or Amazon devices.  There is a free 'taster' version which has lots of puzzles and will give you a feel for how it works.

New chess season 2017-18

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Our events schedule is just being confirmed.

We have missing or incorrect email addresses for several players -- if you're not getting our emails, send us an email asking to be added to our e-mailing list.

I wish all players an enjoyable and successful season! DR

Proposed dates and other local events:

[Sat/Sun October 7/8th - Millfield International]

*Sat October 14th - Riviera tournament - U9 U11 U14 U18 - Churston Ferrars*

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